As Putnam County Civil Rights Lawyers, in the area of housing discrimination, there are claims typically filed by owners of units in coops or condo associations or tenants in rental situations. The housing laws provide for pretty stiff penalties if you’re found to have willfully discriminated against an individual on account of various protective characteristics including gender, race, and pregnancy for example, familial status, marital status, etcetera. If you are the subject of such a complaint, it’s very important to seek out legal counsel immediately so that you do not say or do anything that will further increase the likelihood that this tenant or owner will succeed in a lawsuit against you, because you want to essentially dam the problem as opposed to make it balloon.
Are you a tenant who feels they are being discriminated against? Contact our Putnam County Civil Right Lawyer for guidance.
This informational blog post was provided by Kim Patricia Berg, one of our experienced Putnam County Civil Rights Lawyers.